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Week-423-February-04-2009

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Week 423
February 4, 2009

Editor's Note:

Be sure to check out the redesigned and expanded PoliceOne SWAT Topic page where you’ll find SWAT-specific news, tips and exclusive articles written by our ever-growing stable of experts in the special weapons & tactics area.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Under legislation passed by the House, local police could access terrorist threat information previously classified by the Feds. (AP Photo)


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Using air patrol in vehicle pursuits


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